troy-andersen

Troy Andersen

LB

#44

Experience: R

Height: 6-4

Age: 23

Weight: 235 lbs

College: Montana State

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Biography

COLLEGE

  • Spent four seasons (2017-19; 2021) at Montana State University where played running back, linebacker and quarterback.
  • Tallied 214 total tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 15 passes defensed and three interceptions in 50 games (40 starts).
  • Also recorded the second-most rushing touchdowns (33), sixth-most 100-rushing yard games (11), and ninth-most rushing yards (2,260) in program history.
  • Notched 147 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, nine passes defensed and two interceptions in 15 games (15 starts) in 2021.
  • Named the 2021 FCS ADA Defensive Player of the Year and was a unanimous first-team All-American.
  • 2020 season was cancelled due to COVID-19.
  • Played running back and linebacker in 2019 and earned first-team All-America and first-team All-Big Sky honors, recording 54 total tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, six passes defensed, one interception, seven rushing touchdowns and one touchdown pass.
  • Began his career as a running back and linebacker, rushing for 515 yards on 90 carries (5.7 avg.) and five touchdowns, adding seven catches for 45 yards and one touchdown in 2017, and was named the Big Sky Freshman of the Year in 2017.
  • Converted to quarterback and earned first-team All-Big Sky honors and third-team All-America honors with a school-record 21 rushing touchdowns in 2018.

PERSONAL

  • Native of Dillon, Mt. where he attended Beaverhead County High School.
  • Helped lead Beaverhead to Class A title games as a junior and senior, winning the 2016 championship...
  • Named a Class A all-state quarterback as a junior and senior...
  • Earned All-USA Montana first team safety and Defensive Player of the Year honors...
  • Threw for 1,403 yards in 2016, rushing for 877 and accounting for 30 total touchdowns, while also recording 71 tackles, three interceptions and two fumbles recovered.
  • Also lettered in basketball and track.
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